Cafe Karibo Amelia Island

Cafe Karibo Fernandina Beach

We arrived on Amelia Island too early to check in, so we decided to grab some lunch and explore. Cafe Karibo received lots of great reviews, so we decided to try it.
Sunrise on Amelia Island

It’s An (Amelia) Island Thing

Teresa and I are taking a long-overdue break and heading to Amelia Island for the Labor Day weekend. We've never visited Northeast Florida before and are really looking forward to exploring this part of the state. It has been way too long since we were near the ocean, so we are excited about that as well.

Hurricane Idalia Skirts By

Just finished most of the cleanup from Hurricane Idalia. Things looked like they could get pretty bad as it headed north and became a Cat 4 storm early this morning. It made landfall to the southeast and tracked away from us so impact was minimal.

The Chelsea Detective Season 2

Our latest watch is Season 2 of The Chelsea Detective. This Acorn TV police procedural stars Adrian Scarborough as DI Max Arnold, a detective inspector assigned to London's ritzy Chelsea neighborhood. We enjoyed Season 1 a lot and have been anticipating this next entry.
Fleming's Ace in the Hole - "Bogey"

Aussie Life Six Months In

It has been six months since we drove down to Old Town, Florida to pick up our newest furry family member, Bogey. Bogey is a red-merle Australian Shepherd. Owning a pet brings about significant changes in one's life - love, responsibility, and challenges. Bogey has certainly changed ours. Although there are days when we question our ability to handle it all, he never fails to do something cute, funny, or smart that warms our hearts.
Pruning the Privet

Pruning the Privet

We have a ten-foot hedge of Ligustrum Japonicum, commonly known as "privet" or "Japanese Privet." This hedge grows a foot or more every year. I prune it back every summer before the buds set to try to keep it at about ten feet. Even at this height, it is a challenge to prune.
Tropical Storm Idalia

Watching Idalia

Still way too early to know what TS Idalia is going to do, but looks like it could be a bit of a challenging week here in North Florida. Time to run through your checklist and be prepared.
Checking Out Sliders

Checking Out Sliders

We decided to check out Sliders: A Sandwich Revolution on Thursday night. It is one of the new places that recently opened in Tallahassee. We decided to share two sliders and some fries. We enjoyed it and will probably head back to try out some of the other interesting sliders on the menu.
The Painter by Cody Johnson

The Painter — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "The Painter" by Cody Johnson. Besides being easy to listen to, this song expresses how I feel about my wife Teresa, and how beautiful life has been since she came into mine.
Expeditionary Force Book #13: Fallout by Craig Alanson

Fallout: Expeditionary Force #13

Just finished Fallout by Craig Alanson. This is book #13 in the Expeditionary Force series. I have been reading one of these each month for the past year to stay immersed in the storyline. This one leverages all the elements that Alanson has used to make this an enjoyable series.